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harlotry

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noun har·lot·ry \-lə-trē\

Definition of harlotry

plural

harlotries

  1. 1 :  sexual profligacy :  prostitution

  2. 2 :  an unprincipled or immoral woman <he sups tonight with a harlotry — Shakespeare>



Examples of harlotry in a sentence

  1. <a city that in biblical times was infamous for licentiousness and harlotry>



14th Century

First Known Use of harlotry

14th century


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